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Prevent Policy | Atrium Prison Counselling Service.

Prevent Policy | Atrium Prison Counselling Service

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Purpose & Scope

The purpose of this document is to demonstrate that, Atrium Clinic recognise the importance of the safeguarding those we support in relation to the avoidance of the threat of terrorism. This policy should be read alongside the Adult Safeguarding process.

Legal Framework

This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults:

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015
  • Equality Act 2010
We will keep people, wider colleagues and our clients safe by
  • We will value, respect and listen to our clients and practitioners
  • Train all practitioners through access to Health care training or inhouse training and clinical supervision in an awareness of Prevent, starting at induction and tracked as part of professional development process.
  • Any influences of extremism leading to radicalisation will be reported to the relevant prison authorities/Safeguarding Officer. If practitioners are not sure of the relevant person, they should consult their manager and clinical supervisor. With specific reference to Prevent, staff will:
    • respond to indications of ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat faced by those who promote it
    • report concerns to enable people from being draw into terrorism and get appropriate advice and support from relevant specialists
    • identify sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that need to be addressed.
    • Be aware of the Prevent Duty Guidelines in England and Wales; March 2015.
Our Responsibilities

Atrium Clinic acknowledges that practitioners are not specialists in recognising where radicalisation may occur or has already taken place but practitioners should be aware of signs of radicalisation and to follow this reporting process, outlined below. any cause for concern. ‘Prevent’ possible causes for concern include but are not limited to:

  • Withdrawal from family and friends, or changing circle of friends
  • Hostility towards others
  • Talking as if from a script
  • Being unwilling to discuss their views
  • Increased levels of anger
  • Being secretive, particularly around what they are doing on the internet
  • Using extremist terms to exclude people or incite violence
  • Expressing the values of extremist or terrorist organisations (including political or religious based grievances)
  • Supporting violence and terrorism towards other cultures, nationalities, or religions
  • Writing or creating artwork that promotes extremist values
  • Talking about being a ‘martyr’
  • Possession of extremist literature or other material, or trying to access extremist websites
  • Possession of any material about weapons, explosives, or military training
Reporting Procedure

Check that you are following the relevant process within the HM prison with your senior practitioner or asst manager or manager or clinical supervisor or HMP Service manager for healthcare. Ensure you note the process followed and include on S1.

Prevent Officer -for Atrium Alex Wyld. Tel 07837930858

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